Graduate Practicum Intern
Do you identify as a lone wolf? Have you ever felt, or do you currently feel like you do not fit in? Has your family, your peers, or society ever made you feel like you cannot be your true authentic self? Do you feel invisible? Are you someone who considers yourself an artist, or an individual with unique talents that have gone unnoticed for too long? Do you struggle with, or have you ever struggled with anxiety, addiction/substance abuse, and have found it challenging to cope and deal with high stressors in life?
If you answered yes, identifying with any of the previously stated inquiries, then please know that I will be the one to help you heal, and guide you on your journey of wellness and for becoming your best self. As a mental health professional with impeccable empathy and positive regard, it would be my privilege to hear you, see you, and validate you.
As a therapist, I utilize person-centered therapy as my main technique and approach. I favor this theoretical framework because it puts the client in control of their destiny as I work in tandem with them for guidance and emotional support. Together, we will work on attainable goals with a therapeutic plan that will provide you with an effective blueprint for high achievement and success.
Stefania is a Graduate Level Practicum Intern working towards her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling via Liberty University. Stefania is also a National Certified Recovery Coach with six years of experience working with individuals and families involved in active addiction and/or recovery. Since Stefania has 12 years in recovery herself, she developed a passion for working with this demographic. In addition, Stefania has spent the past nine years working as a paraprofessional with a concentration in Special Education, teaching middle school and high school students. Her resume includes working for the New York City Department of Education for eight years before she decided to relocate to Florida one year ago. She currently teaches High School Language Arts at a local Private School in Tarpon Springs. Stefania graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and an Associate’s Degree in Human Development at SUNY Empire State College in New York, New York.